Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics by Dr Tuomas E. Tahko

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By Dr Tuomas E. Tahko

Aristotelian (or neo-Aristotelian) metaphysics is presently present process whatever of a renaissance. This quantity brings jointly fourteen new essays from top philosophers who're sympathetic to this belief of metaphysics, which takes its cue from the concept that metaphysics is the 1st philosophy. the first enter from Aristotle is methodological, yet many issues standard from his metaphysics can be mentioned, together with ontological different types, the position and interpretation of the existential quantifier, essence, substance, usual types, powers, power, and the improvement of existence. the quantity mounts a powerful problem to the kind of ontological deflationism which has lately won a powerful foothold in analytic metaphysics. it will likely be an invaluable source for students and complicated scholars who're attracted to the rules and improvement of philosophy.

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